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United Kingdom appoints Iran ambassador Nicholas Hopton

Mr. Hopton used to serve as Britain's chargé d'affaires to the Islamic Republic of Iran. He said: 'The upgrade in diplomatic relations gives us the opportunity to develop our discussions on a range of issues, including our consular cases about whi...

South Sudan on The Brink of Child Soldiers Nightmare

The Kiir and Machar camps blame the fighting in July, which have endangered the fragile peace agreement in August 2015 , meant to put an end to a civil war that began in December 2013 and has killed tens of thousands of dead and 2.5 million displa...

Stanford rapist Brock Turner released after three months

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said Turner was given a large packet of hate mail on his release . Authorities say Turner sexually assaulted the girl while she was passed out near a rubbish bin. They and others attending a demonstration ou...

Supreme Court won't reinstate NC voter ID law

As for the road ahead, there are a variety of other legal disputes still underway over voting rights - yesterday's Supreme Court order was not a ruling , per se, and does not affect cases in other states - and even the fight in North Carolina co...

If selected, I'll definitely go to Bangladesh: Moeen Ali

England's four-wicket win in Leeds on Thursday left them 4-0 up in a five-match series ahead of Sunday's finale in Cardiff . The 29-year-old said it was a tough decision and one his team-mates were also struggling with. "It is a completely indiv...

Mother Teresa's nephew: Remembering my aunt, the saint

The secret despair of Mother Teresa - combined with allegations from critics that the institutions she founded misused funds, had poor medical care, and practiced religious evangelism - makes her canonization more controversial than most. The move de...

Michel Temer inherits presidency on shaky ground

Mr Temer is due to lead the country until the end of the current presidential term in 2018. Rousseff took office in 2011, and after being reelected by a narrow margin in 2014 she was dragged down by an economic recession and high-profile corruption...

Waller County Sues And Is Sued Over Courthouse Gun Ban

The national debate over transgender rights took yet another turn last week, after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked the Obama administration from enforcing new guidelines meant to expand students' access to restrooms and locker rooms in s...

Burkini ban in Nice overturned by French court

They also said that the emotions and fears resulting from the terror attacks, particularly the one in Nice on July 14th were not enough to justify the law. The office of Nice's mayor denied that the woman had been forced to remove clothing, claimin...

USA warship opens fire at 'provocative' Iranian navy boat

Votel said that Iran's actions were nothing new before tearing into the Iranians and saying that he does not believe commercials vessels will be harassed by Iran. They are deliberate in the things that they are doing, but ultimately we are going to...

Olympics: Irish chief Hickey freed pending ticket probe

Hickey must remain in Brazil and hand over his passport. A judge in Rio de Janeiro has recommended that Pat Hickey be freed from prison and placed under house arrest. James said the family were "gravely concerned" about the manner of Hickey's arr...

Islamic State group says spokesman killed in Syria

It has also lost some of its most senior commanders and founding members over the past year, including its "minister of war" Omar al-Shishani, feared Iraqi militant Shaker Wuhayeb, also known as Abu Wahib, as well as a top finance official known by s...

Vladimir Putin _ not THAT Vladimir Putin _ nabbed in Florida

Rather the man behind the drama is Vladimir Putin of West Palm Beach, Florida. Police say Putin was screaming at employees and refused to leave the store. A Publix in downtown West Palm Beach was invaded by an unwelcomed guest who claimed to ha...

Apple tax: Tim Cook open letter to Europe condemns £11bn European Union ruling

It was the latest in a series of aggressive moves by European officials to hold US businesses, particularly big tech companies, accountable under the EU's rules on taxation, competition and privacy. Previous year the country spent around 48.5 billion...

Going airborne: Change in law will help more farmers use drones

The FAA regulations say commercial drone operators will no longer need to get a pilot's license, which is an expensive and time-intensive endeavor. Drones may not operate over any persons not directly participating in the operation, not under a c...

Singapore: Number of locally transmitted Zika cases rises to 41

Inspectors from the National Environment Agency checking for mosquito-breeding sites visited homes in the eastern Aljunied Crescent district where 41 cases - mostly foreign workers at a condominium construction project - have been confirmed.

Chargers announce they've signed Joey Bosa to rookie deal

The dispute was mainly over the payout of Bosa's $17 million signing bonus; the team's "best offer" proposed that Bosa get 85 percent of it in this calendar year, with the remaining 15 percent coming next year. Every team I speak to thinks the Charge...

Islamic State claims deadly Yemen attack

Saudi Arabia, along with its regional allies, has been supporting the pro-government troops, and claims Iran is backing the rebels-a charge that the country denies. The radical terror group has been using Yemen's 18-month-old civil war between Presid...

Philippine president says no genocide in his bloody drug war

Duterte also said. Duterte's methods may be bloodier than those typically employed by American prohibitionists, writes Jacob Sullum, but his logic is similar: casting peaceful transactions-the exchange of money for psychoactive substances-as acts o...

Boko Haram terrorists killed as Nigerian Air Force intensifies aerial bombings

FILE - In his file image taken from video released late Friday evening, October 31, 2014, by Boko Haram , Abubakar Shekau , centre, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist speaks in an unidentified place. The announcement came as the U.S. secre...

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London crash: Van slams into crowd leaving mosque, one arrested

CNN is reporting that the incident occurred near a mosque as people were leaving a service. The police said they were called after reports of a collision on Seven Sisters Road, w...

Oil hits six-week low as OPEC fails to curb oversupply

The EIA said USA crude inventories fell by 1.7 million barrels in the week ending June 9, against a market expectation of a 2.7 million drawdown and compared to yesterday's 2.7 ...

White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Ruddy said the ethics behind Mueller's presence are concerning considering how he was appointed to be special counsel. As Rosenstein went on to say, "I've been a prosecutor for 2...

Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

In September, Keenan was able to change her New York City-issued birth certificate. A 2015 survey of more than 27,000 transgender people across all 50 states found that 68...

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, not the president- though those regulations could theo...

Congressman: Ex-aide shows 'feistiness' after shooting

Matt Mika , director of government relations in the meat processor's Washington office, was shot when a gunman fired upon a group of congressmen practicing for an upcoming char...

DC police seek arrest of Turks for melee, angering Erdogan

The Metropolitan Police Department said in a brief statement that Sinan Narin had been arrested in Virginia on an aggravated assault charge. Mahmut Sami Ellialti, who told C...

Zarif to Annan: Iran to Provide Qatar with Humanitarian Aids

It comes as relations between Tehran and Washington have grown increasingly strained, most recently overshadowed by a string of allegations made by a number of high-ranking Irani...

SCO Summit: India inducted into organisation, Narendra Modi meets Afghan President

President Ashraf Ghani called for joint efforts against terrorism and said those countries which differentiate between good terrorists and bad terrorists will pay the price for it....

US soldiers killed by Afghan soldier; Taliban takes credit for attack

The shooting took place a few hours after an American airstrike in southern Helmand Province accidentally killed two Afghan policemen. Such insider attacks have happened before...

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UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Her Downing Street office initially said last Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed with the DUP, only for the smaller party to contradict that hou...

Ukip's stand-in leader warns Theresa May: Don't water down Brexit objectives

The so-called confidence and supply agreement means that the supporting party will back the government in motions of confidence by either voting in favor or abstaining, while ret...

Kushner asked to 'lay low' amid Russian interference reports

Kushner asked to 'lay low' amid Russian interference reports

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared "Got Dem Visas" Kushner, wanted to have a burner phone in the White House that was directly connected to Russian Federation ; the ...

Palestinians say Gaza man killed at protest on Gaza border

He said in Berlin he is seeking a response "soon". The incident took place after the soldiers fired many live rounds at Palestinians protesting on their lands, close to the bor...

After Trump Says Iran Reaps What it Sows, Iran Condemns "Repugnant" Statement

The ministry did not identify the men's hometowns, nor say how they were able to evade authorities. He did not elaborate. US Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass ...